Honor 9i (2018) to Launch in India as Honor 9X in July: Expected Price, Specifications

The recently launched Honor 9i (2018) could soon arrive in India carrying the Honor 9X moniker.


Huawei sub-brand Honor recently launched a 2018 edition of the Honor 9i smartphone at an event in China, alongside the Honor Play. According to a new report from 91Mobiles, the budget Android smartphone will soon be launched in the Indian market as the Honor 9X.

Honor 9i (2018) / Honor 9X: Launch in India Next Month

The report claims Honor plans to hold a launch event in India for the Honor 9i (2018) / 9X sometime in mid-July. While no specific date has been mentioned in the report, it does say that Honor is likely to send out invites for the launch event in the coming days.

Honor 9i (2018) / Honor 9X: Expected Price in India

According to the report, Honor 9X is likely to be priced around the Rs.15,000 mark in the Indian market. The Honor 9i (2018) comes in three memory configurations in China but it remains to be seen if Honor will be bringing all three variants to the Indian market. The smartphone will take on smartphones like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Moto G6, Nokia 6.1, and the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1. Since it has a notch at the top, it could also prove to be the perfect nemesis to Xiaomi’s upcoming Redmi 6 Pro.

Honor 9i (2018) / Honor 9X: Specifications, Features

The Honor 9i (2018) / Honor 9X comes with a 5.84-inch sized IPS LCD display featuring 1080 x 2280 Full HD+ resolution, a 19:9 aspect ratio, and a notch at the top. It will be powered by a Kirin 659 octa-core processor clocked at 2.36 GHz with a Mali-T730 MP2 GPU. While the smartphone is powered by the same chipset as the Honor 7X, the Honor 9i (2018) / Honor 9X integrates GPU Turbo technology to deliver superior gaming performance. In the memory department, the smartphone is available in three configurations in China – 4GB RAM + 32GB storage, 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 4GB RAM + 128GB storage. The smartphone lacks a dedicated microSD card slot, so further expansion might prove to be quite difficult for those of you who use two SIM cards.

Moving on to optics, the Honor 9i (2018) / Honor 9X features a 13MP + 2MP dual-camera setup at the back and an impressive 16MP selfie camera on the front. Both the rear- and front-facing cameras on the Honor 9i (2018) / Honor 9i (2018) come AI features to help you capture great photos and pretty-looking selfies. Connectivity features offered by the Honor 9i (2018) / Honor 9X include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, and 4G VoLTE. Keeping the lights on is a 3000mAh capacity battery. The smartphone includes a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and comes with the Face Unlock feature as well. In China, the smartphone comes in Green, Black, Blue, and Purple color options. On the software front, the Honor 9i (2018) runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system with the EMUI 8.0 custom UI layer running on top.